Jason gartner posted:irish rifle posted:
I hate to say it, but this may sound the death knell for the April York Meet. Since Saturday is typically a very slow day, I have to wonder how many dealers are going to travel to York for essentially a one-day meet. I also wonder how many members will be rethinking their plans. Very sad.
Well York had no problem attracting people back when it was a Friday-Saturday show before!! More people then than now big time! As far as big dealers missing? Lionel was missing as far as manufacturers. Whoopi.
Although the April meet's trend and the vibe isn't great, I hope we are not seeing the eventual end of the April meet. IMHO the prior 2 day (FRI/SAT) was a different era. I think it will be difficult if not impossible to accurately compare the last 2 day (FRI/SAT) meet to the 2020 current day: the changes within the TCA membership and the O gauge hobby of participants, dealers and manufacturers is SO MUCH different (i.e. smaller) today than it was during those heady days 15+ years ago. We must also consider both the financial and volunteer demands that it takes each time to plan, organize and run this meet. As hard as it is to say or maybe accept, in the long run and for the long-term betterment of "the event" possibly a pullback or contraction may be better for the group.